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Violence Prevention and Injury Prevention and Surveillance Convening Sessions

Overview

Violence prevention and injury surveillance are priority topics for the health and wellbeing of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. To hear Tribal voices and understand their insights and experiences, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is hosting a series of meetings to engage tribal communities and partners around violence prevention and injury surveillance. These meetings are opportunities to engage tribal communities and SME representatives to strengthen understanding about current practices, programs, policies and needs on these topics.

These sessions are hosted in partnership by the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) and the Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention (CDC-NCIPC). A quick reference for the two sessions is provided below.

Violence Prevention

The violence prevention sessions will consist of three one-and-a-half day meetings of service providers, practitioners, Tribal members, and/or community-based organizations who have experience in violence response and prevention. The objective of these sessions is to understand community-level experiences and present these to the CDC/ATSDR’s Tribal Advisory Council (TAC). Through these three sessions participants will engage in a series of open-ended discussions exploring violence, drivers, protective factors, resources, and current activities to address and prevent violence.

Injury Prevention and Surveillance

The injury prevention and surveillance discussion sessions will consist of four one-and-a-half day meetings of service providers, practitioners, epidemiologists, Tribal members, and/or community-based organizations who have experience in injury surveillance and prevention. Through the four sessions participants will engage in a series of open-ended discussions exploring relevant topics, including but not limited to: current injury surveillance activities, injury issues, and data collection or utilization experiences.

The sessions will occur on the following dates/locations:

  • Session 1: April 28, 2020 (Virtual)
  • Session 2: June 2, 2020 (Virtual)
  • Session 3: June 11, 2020 (Virtual)
  • Session 4: June 24, 2020 (Virtual)

*These dates and locations may change based on availability and current COVID-19 guidance.

For all Injury Surveillance and Prevention Discussion Session Participants:

The CDC has created a brief 10-minute introductory video about the resources and programs for injury surveillance and prevention. Please try to review this before the discussion session!

CDC Intro Recording_052920 from NIHB on Vimeo.

How to apply:

You can learn more about the Violence Prevention and Injury Surveillance discussion sessions here. A draft agenda for the injury prevention and surveillance sessions is available here.

Contact Nina Martin, Public Health Project Coordinator, 202-548-7299 or [email protected] for information on nominations to participate in the violence prevention sessions.

The injury surveillance sessions are open to all. Please REGISTER HERE. We have a limited number of spaces available; a wait list will open after capacity has been reached. We will do our best to accommodate all interested participants. To stay up to date, sign up for our email list here.

Questions?

Contact Nina Martin, Public Health Project Coordinator, 202-548-7299 or [email protected].

Interested in co-hosting a session? Contact the Public Health Project Coordinator for more details.

Development and production of these convening sessions was made possible through funding from CDC to the National Indian Health Board under Cooperative Agreement OT18-1802, Strengthening the Public Health System and Services Through National Partnerships. The content of these convening sessions is solely the responsibility of NIHB and does not necessarily represent the official position of CDC.



 

Public Health Inquiries:

Robert Foley, M.Ed.
Chief Programs Officer

National Indian Health Board
910 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Phone: 202-355-5494
Washington, DC 20003
[email protected]

 

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